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Lance Klusener (born on September 4, 1971 in Durban, South Africa) is a cricketer, more specifically an all-rounder. He is known for his aggressive batting and his intelligent fast-medium swing bowling.
He made his test match debut for South Africa against India in Calcutta during the second Test in 96/97. Klusener, also known as Zulu, started his career as a fast bowler and took his career best figures of 64/8 during the second innings on debut. Zulu will be remembered mainly for his contributions in One-Day Internationals, in which he became feared as a hard hitting batsmen and was voted as Man-of-the-Tournament during the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he was also voted as Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2000. His international career has tapered off since then, due mainly to persistent ankle injuries. He plays for Kwazulu-Natal in the domestic level in South Africa.
Zulu has scored 1906 runs at an average of 32.86, including 4 centuries and 8 fifties with a high score of 174 in Test cricket. He has taken 80 wickets with best figures of 64/8. In ODIS he has scored 3493 runs at an average of 42.59 and a strike rate of 90.35, including 2 centuries and 19 fifties. He has also taken 187 wickets at an average of 29.48, with his best figures being 49/6.
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